Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Carinthian Slovenes (Austria)

Carinthian Slovenes (Slovene: Koroški Slovenci; German: Kärntner Slowenen) are the Slovene-speaking population group in the Austrian State of Carinthia. The Slovene language area was initially settled towards the end of the migration period by, among others, the western Slavs, and thereafter eventually by southern Slavs, who became the predominant group. Under Charlemagne, Carantania became part of the Frankish Empire and, in consequence, of the Holy Roman Empire. As a result of this, German noble families became gradually prevalent, while the population remained Slovene. In the 19th century, about two thirds of the Carinthians had in this way become German speaking.

5-10% 10-20% 20-30% >30%

  • Sample :
Full scale

  • Brief anthropological analysis :

- Type 1 :
Light, brachymorphic, developed browridges, high and straight forehead, broad cheekbones, very broad jaw, little turned-up nose on men
~ Borreby

Dark series :

- Type 2 : Light, leptomorphic, dolichocephalic, long nose, long and narrow jaw
~ Nordic

  • Final morphotypes :

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